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# Books

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Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo named as joint winners of 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction
Atwood has been awarded for The Testaments and Evaristo has been awarded for Girl, Woman, Other.
Robert Harris: 'People ask if I'd write about Boris or Trump; and I say no, because it's meaningless'
The historical novelist spoke to about his new novel, The Second Sleep.
Six authors shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction
Irish author Kevin Barry had made the longlist for the 2019 awards. However, he did not make the shortlist.
Poll: Should the government pay for all primary school books?
Making primary school books free every year would “significantly reduce financial stress” on parents, SVP has argued.
The Irish For: Teaching toddlers Gaeilge through the art of storytelling
Story-time is a great way to teach preschoolers píosa Gaeilge, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.
American author Emily Ruskovich wins Dublin literary award worth €100,000
The International Dublin Literary Award is organised and sponsored by Dublin City Council.
Two Irish authors shortlisted for €100,000 Dublin Literary Award, the world's most valuable annual fiction prize
Sally Rooney and Bernard MacLaverty are among the 10 shortlisted nominees.
Catholic priests in Poland burn Harry Potter and Twilight books
Photos show priests carrying a basket of books and other items including an African-styled face mask.
11 books to stick on your reading list for April
It’s not too early to start building that pile of books beside your bed for summer.
Gigi and Bella are reportedly using ‘books as accessories’ so here are 5 others they could use
This was actually a headline that ran.
We asked you about the first book that made you cry, and things got weepy
Grab a tissue.
Opinion: 'My book club was my lifeline'
Book clubs are my lifeline. When we first floated the idea of a festival of books, I thought it was idle dreaming but it was a total success, writes Bridgit McGinnity.
'Irish society was based on a culture of secrecy for so long... but people have started to say no to that'
Tana French’s latest novel marks a departure from the successful author’s usual crime fiction- turning from the detective to the potential suspect.
From a 'dreadful' job to publishing her first novel at 54: 'It's life-changing, it really is'
Geraldine Quigley was 54 when her first book was published – and it’s all about growing up in Derry.
Why you should try and visit your local library more often in 2019
Now that they’ve scrapped fees, you can go back without fear of judgment.
Poll: Right so, how many books do you own?
Just how many is too many?
7 exciting reads to get you through the boredom of Dry January
Entertain your mind for a sec.
Dublin City Council has scrapped all library fines - even if you have an outstanding balance to pay
The new measure kicked in yesterday.
Here are the books, movies, music, and television that writers loved this year
It was a big year in entertainment.
Susan Wood's snapshots of Ireland: 'I love photographing the clutter of people’s real lives'
US photographer Susan Wood has been capturing Irish life for the last 50 years.
Photos: This stunning new book showcases Dublin's beauty from the air
The book combines landmarks and landscapes from both city and county.
Success for Lynn Ruane, Sally Rooney and Aislings everywhere at Irish Book Awards
Here are this year’s winners.
Jimmy Magee's personal library of almost 1000 books to be auctioned off for charity
The Memory Man’s collection includes books and magazines from as far back as the 1960s.
Extract: Don't fear the reaper - an immunologist on why we shouldn't be so afraid of death
Immunologist Luke O’Neill writes about how death fascinates us all, but once upon a time it was sometimes a tricky thing for a doctor to confirm.
Ten Irish novels in contention for €100,000 Dublin Literary Award, the world's most valuable annual fiction prize
141 works by authors from 41 different countries were nominated for the 2019 award.
'People say things about my hair; it's bananas': Joanna Donnelly on science and our fascination with weather
The Met Éireann forecaster’s new book, The Great Irish Weather Book, explains what weather is and how it happens.
Here are the 23 contenders for the 2018 eir Sport Sports Book of the Year
The42 is represented twice on the longlist.
How I went from being a data analyst with HP to owning the local bookshop
A cup of coffee changed my path, writes Cian Byrne during Irish Book Week.
8 books by Irish writers that will get you through your commute this November
November kicks off with the first ever Irish Book Week.
People on the Pier: Dún Laoghaire landmark remembered in new book
New book on Dún Laoghaire pier takes the reader down memory lane.
Here are the books fighting it out at the 2018 Irish Book Awards
You can vote for your favourites across the categories.
Opinion: In the digital era, how do you raise your child to be a reader?
Bookseller Lorraine Levis advises parents on how to raise a book-loving child in a screen-loving era.
Poll: How often do you read a book?
The MS Annual Readathon is being launched today.
Pick a breakfast cereal and we'll give you a book to read
Looking for something new to read?
Three Irish authors have made the longlist for the Man Booker Prize
Sally Rooney, Donal Ryan and Anna Burns will all compete for the award.
Irish language works get their own award category for first time at Irish Book Awards
An Post has taken over as sponsor of the annual awards for the next three years.
Children's book award drops Laura Ingalls Wilder's name over racist content
The Laura Ingalls Wilder Award will now be known as the Children’s Literature Legacy Award.
11 summer beach reads you need to pack for your holidays
Don’t leave it to the last minute.
Can children's books help kids fight climate change?
We spoke to the author of a new book on the topic.
Late returning a library book? The government wants to scrap late fines
It’s part of a proposal to increase the number of people using libraries.